Another beautiful summers morning on the Kapiti Coast brought out a large number of people to the Parkrun on Saturday. There were lots of first timers, plenty of PB's and an interesting selection of visitors from around the world in the 158 finishers.
There were some interesting club names amongst our visitors this week including, Irene Road Runners Club, Surfers Paradise, Glossopdale Harriers( thats where Wallace & Grommet run ) UK Netrunners, Thames Valley Triathletes( who knew?) and the Skipton Harriers, where running is also an option.
But something caught my eye when looking through this weeks results. Two of our visitors from UK Netrunners, Helen & Andy Lane had both completed close to 450 Parkruns. This prompted closer investigation on the global site. As I suspected both Helen and Professor Andy Lane have run at over 100 different Parkruns. Whilst they are not alone in achieving this feat, they are in a select minority. Another interesting observation I made whilst surfing around the global site. There is a man called Albie Bosch, probably someone Andre know's from South Africa, who has completed 119 Parkruns," whats so great about that", I hear you say. Every run was a different Parkrun, and not in the same country.
This week 158 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 34 were first timers and 22 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 13 different clubs took part.
The event was made possible by 12 volunteers:
Andy JENKINS • Sara ENOKA • Jude WADSWORTH • Bruce JENKINS • Jeff STARK • Amber RAMOO • Matt BURDEN • Brian NELSON • Michael PEARCE • Michael PECK • Andre FRAENKEL • Chris FARROW
Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Kapiti Coast parkrun Results Page.
The female record is held by Hannah OLDROYD who recorded a time of 18:19 on 17th February 2018 (event number 157).
The male record is held by Paul MARTELLETTI who recorded a time of 15:30 on 1st January 2020 (event number 257).
The Age Grade course record is held by Paul MARTELLETTI who recorded 88.06% (15:30) on 1st January 2020 (event number 257).
Kapiti Coast parkrun started on 24th January 2015. Since then 2,244 participants have completed 19,092 parkruns covering a total distance of 95,460 km, including 3,093 new Personal Bests. A total of 291 individuals have volunteered 2,471 times.